Anna Kensicki joined the Middle East programme as Programme Officer in January 2017. Prior to joining the Middle East programme, Anna worked for I’lam, the Arab Center for Media Freedom, Development and Research, providing programme support for its initiatives in educating and professionalising the Arabic and Hebrew language media in Israel and Palestine. Anna is currently pursuing her PhD at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, studying the role of the media in conflict resolution in Israel and Palestine. She also holds a Master of Public Administration and a BS in Sociology from the University of Louisville. In addition to English, Anna is proficient in French and Arabic.